Parasitism in man-made ecosystems

François Renaud, Thierry De Meeüs, Andrew Fraser Read

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Abstract

Like free organisms, parasites and pathogens have the ability to colonize and evolve in new environments. Technical and surgical developments (e.g., air conditioning, catheters, fibroscopy, etc.) and medical advances (e.g., organ transplants associated with antirejection medicine, immunosuppressing drugs, etc.) are generating new environments in hospital ecosystems, which are now colonized by new parasite and pathogen flocks. Elsewhere, agricultural processes have widely disturbed ecological parameters in natural ecosystems; they are responsible for the introduction of new parasites and pathogens species, and for changes in host-parasite interactions. This chapter discusses some of these phenomena and processes in man-made ecosystems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationParasitism and Ecosystems
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191712777
ISBN (Print)0198529864, 9780198529873
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

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Ecosystem
parasitism
Parasites
parasites
ecosystems
pathogens
Air Conditioning
organ transplantation
Specific Pathogen-Free Organisms
air conditioning
Host-Parasite Interactions
host-parasite relationships
catheters
flocks
Catheters
Medicine
Transplants
drugs
organisms
Pharmaceutical Preparations

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Renaud, F., De Meeüs, T., & Read, A. F. (2007). Parasitism in man-made ecosystems. In Parasitism and Ecosystems Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0011
Renaud, François ; De Meeüs, Thierry ; Read, Andrew Fraser. / Parasitism in man-made ecosystems. Parasitism and Ecosystems. Oxford University Press, 2007.
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Parasitism and Ecosystems. Oxford University Press, 2007.

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Renaud F, De Meeüs T, Read AF. Parasitism in man-made ecosystems. In Parasitism and Ecosystems. Oxford University Press. 2007 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529873.003.0011